There are many famous celebrities that have struggled with stuttering. There are plenty of famous icons that we look up to that have this fluency disorder. Stuttering is a neurological condition that occurs when someone repeats, extends or is unable to speak certain words, syllables, or sounds. SpeechEasy uses speech pathologist professionals and advanced technology to reduce or eliminate stuttering in adults. We are highlighting some of the most well-known figures in music, film, and sports history.

Elvis Presley

One of the biggest icons of the 20th century Elvis Presley struggled with a stuttering disorder. During an interview, he mentioned that he stutters whenever he gets excited, he has a hard time saying “W” and “I”. If you listen closely to his live music, you may hear pauses and rephrasing of sentences and words. Though stuttering has been something Elvis has dealt with since childhood, he did let that stop him from being one of the most famous rock and roll artists of all time. Elvis Presley’s legacy has an ongoing influence on modern music and culture.

Shaquille O’Neal

One of the most well-known former NBA superstars in history is Shaquille O’Neal. He played basketball at LSU before moving on to play center for some of the best NBA teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, and Orlando Magic. Despite having a speech impairment, Shaquille currently works as a television sports analyst.  Sport broadcasters need to be articulate about their words, but Shaquille has remained open about his stuttering disorder which he has struggled with since childhood.

Marilyn Monoroe

One of the most well-known Hollywood stars of the 1950s and 1960s was Marilyn Monroe. As an actress, singer, model, and comedian she was a Hollywood quadruple threat! Her voice is recognizable, however the breathiness in her speech is the result of a speech disorder she had as a child. She learned how controlled breathing before speaking could help her achieve fluency from a speech therapist. Marilyn sought the advice of speech specialists on how to stop stuttering and discovered strategies to cope.

Stuttering in Adults | SpeechEasy

Stuttering in adults is widespread and nothing to be ashamed of, as you can see, some of the most iconic people struggle with stuttering. At SpeechEasy, we can provide you with the specialist and technology to stop stuttering or reduce stuttering. To speak with an expert or find out more about how our stuttering devices can help you, check out our website today.

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